State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today announced 150 Ohio companies received funding through the Ohio TechCred program, resulting in up to 1,045 credentials for Ohio workers.


“The need for training to meet the demand for jobs in tech has long existed in Ohio. The coronavirus pandemic has made it even more necessary that we have the resources to keep our workforce skilled and highly employed,” said Rep. Lepore-Hagan.


Administered by the Ohio Development Services Agency, the new TechCred program was created and funded by House Bill (HB) 2, sponsored by Rep. Lepore-Hagan. HB 2 passed the Ohio General Assembly on December 12, 2019 and went into effect in April, 2020. The TechCred Program provides reimbursements to eligible employers for training costs for incumbent and prospective employees to earn a microcredential, an industry-recognized credential or certificate that may be completed in not more than one year.


For more information, visit TechCred.Ohio.gov.

 
 
 
  
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